Accsys CEO to step down in March 2023

Robert Harris, CEO of Accsys (Image: Accsys)

Accsys has announced that Robert Harris, the CEO and director of the company, will be stepping down from his role after three years to pursue new opportunities.

According to Accsys, Harris will be in post until 31 Mar 2023, and Accsys’ board will now search for a new director and CEO.

“The Board would like to thank Rob Harris for his contribution to Accsys’ success over the last 3 years,” said Stephen Odell, non-executive chairman of Accsys. “During his tenure, Rob has navigated the challenges of COVID-19, overseen the construction of additional reactors in Arnhem, led the consolidation of Accsys’ ownership of the Tricoya project and established the foundations and momentum for our US expansion.

“As we look ahead we are confident: confident in our ability to deliver on expectations for the year, confident in delivering for customers, and confident in the important role our products will play as the world looks for more sustainable building material solutions.”

Besides Harris, following the announcement in August 2022 that William Rudge would be resigning from the role of finance director after 12 years in the company, Accsys reported that they are still finding a replacement.

To ensure business continuity, the board will appoint an interim CFO in January 2023 should a permanent replacement not be available to start before Rudge leaves Accsys.

Announced earlier in November, Accsys reported a 30% increase in the Accoya profit per cubic metre, and that it is targeting an increase in Accoya sales volumes by 50% in H2.